March 28, 2012
County Residents Reminded to Use ProAct Pharmacy Discount Cards
OSWEGO -- Oswego County residents are continuing to use the ProAct prescription drug card in record numbers. Residents filled 2,974 prescriptions in January, with an average cost per member of $32.84, according to a report presented to the County Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee. Since the start of the program four years ago, residents have filled almost 126,000 prescriptions using their discount cards at Oswego County pharmacies, with an average price savings of $27.24 per prescription.
The program was developed by the Oswego County Legislature and ProAct Inc. to help lower prescription drug costs for Oswego County residents. Residents are reminded to bring their membership card with them every time they have a prescription filled at a participating pharmacy.
"This program can be used when a person does not have insurance, or when something is not covered by one's current insurance program," said County Legislature John Proud, District 7, Mexico, chairman of the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee. "The program allows Oswego County residents, both uninsured and underinsured, to save money on their prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. There is no cost to the county or to county residents."
Membership cards can be printed from the ProAct Website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com and are available at participating pharmacies in Oswego County. The ProAct card can also be used for pet medications, provided the prescription is filled at a pharmacy and not at the veterinarian's office.
These pharmacies take part in the ProAct program:
Legislator Proud said the card cannot be used in conjunction with another insurance program in order to discount co-pays or a deductible amount.
In addition to Legislator Proud, members of the Health and Human Services Committee include vice chairman Ronald Sakonyi, District 5, Constantia; James Karasek, District 22, Fulton; Margaret Kastler, District 1, Sandy Creek; Douglas Malone, District 20, Oswego Town; Morris Sorbello, District 23, Granby; Amy Tresidder, District 16, Oswego; and Terry Wilbur, District 21, Hannibal.
The program is a partnership of the Oswego County Legislature and ProAct, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company based in Central New York and a division of Kinney Drugs.
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